Junior Chamber International (JCI) Penticton is pleased to announce they will be host the inaugural Penticton Peach Festival JCI Penticton Beach Volleyball Tournament.
JCI Penticton will hold the two-day (Aug. 5-6) tournament at the Skaha Lake Park Beach Volleyball courts. It will include a competitive and fun division. Funds raised from the tournament will support JCI Penticton training and legacy projects. Funds raised from the tournament and online silent auction, that will be run in conjunction to the tournament, will be given to Penticton Canadian Tire Jumpstart program, which provides registration and sporting equipment for kids to play sports.
“We’re really excited to be a part of Penticton Peach Festival and its 75th year,” said Chris Wallace, Committee Chair. “It’s been a few years since JCI Penticton had a signature event in the summer and getting a chance to run this tournament is exciting for our organization.
“It’s a great addition to Peach Fest. It’s obviously a younger demographic than some of our events and we’re excited with having another event at Skaha Beach,“ said Penticton Peach Festival President Don Kendall.
Along with the tournament which will feature 24 teams, there will be online silent auction and a beverage garden. Cannery Brewing and Work Shop by Neighbourhood Brewing has come on board as sponsors of our beverage garden.
“We’re seeing a lot of interest for sponsors and businesses that want to put teams into the tournament,” said Wallace. “The business community has already come on strong with their support of this event and we’re highlighting businesses in our community.”
Among the sponsors already on board are Betts Electric, Jack the Bear Construction, Seven Elks Shipping, Canadian Tire, Castanet, Grizzly Water, Larsen Trail Tire Centre, Aladdin Flooring.
JCI Penticton (Formerly Penticton Jaycees), is a local non profit which has been serving Penticton and area for over 80 years. JCI is comprised of young individuals, age 18-40, who are committed to bettering themselves, their community, and the world. In recent years JCI Penticton has been a supporter of clubs & projects such as BGC Okanagan (formerly known as Okanagan Boys & Girls Club), Rotary Starfish Pack, Young Business Leader of the Year Award at the Annual Business Excellence Awards, Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning and the JCI Summer Day Camps for Kids to name a few.